Printout from The Last Main Line:

Bridge 414 - Dunton Bassett Tunnel

Bridge 414 - Dunton Bassett Tunnel

L1971. Dunton Bassett Tunnel, or Ashby Tunnel as it was also known, was not particularly long, but was a well known feature of the London Extension. It was built by Topham, Jones & Railton (completed in 1896) and measured 276 feet in length. This view shows the northern portal of the open but deserted tunnel in May 1977, eight years after the railway closed. The tunnel is partially hidden in shadow and it appears that some tipping had taken place against the cutting sides. Note the gap in the parapet above the centre of the tunnel arch - possibly the result of a souvenir hunter removing a date stone.
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Hartley, R. F.
Datecreation - 1977-05
TypePhotographs - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 127mm
dimension.W - 177mm
IdentifierDE 1897/71
SourceRecord Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - DE 1897
copy of - Original Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Dunton Bassett Tunnel, Leicestershire (O.S. Ref: 455200 289900)
period - 1977-05
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsHartley, R. F.